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Thread #9648   Message #2941022
Posted By: GUEST,Songbob
06-Jul-10 - 11:53 PM
Thread Name: Who's the 'Best' folk singer you know?
Subject: RE: Who's the 'Best' folk singer you know?
Back for a different take, enumerating those whose singing inspired me to be the best folksinger I know.

In no particular order (as they come to mind):
Jon Eberhardt
Lisa Null
Rick Fielding
Chuck & Nan Perdue
Joe Hickerson
Helen Schneyer
Paul Clayton
Woody Guthrie
Cisco Houston
Rambling Jack Elliott
Tom Paxton (special dispensation for writing his own)
Bob Dylan (another dispensation, in spite of singing his own)
Frank Proffitt
Jean Ritchie
Kate Wolf (see Paxton, Tom for shared dispensation)
Rick Lee
Lorraine Hammond
Bennett Hammond
Jerry Epstein
Gus Meade
George Stephens
Judy Cook
Heather Wood
Bill Baker
Colleen Cleveland
Dave Webber
David Jones
Joe Newbury
Dick Swain
Pamela Goddard
Doc Watson (another dispensation -- he's a hell of a singer between all those guitar notes)

... end of part II (few others come to mind, owing to the smallness of the mind and the lateness of the hour).

Bob Clayton